School and Work Coaching For Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
The CEDAR Clinic offers school/work “coaching,” which provides individual support and advocacy for clients experiencing difficulty with their academic or career pursuits. The program is adaptable to the specific cognitive, social, and executive functioning difficulties and deficits that hinder performance of the particular client, with an emphasis on generalizable skill acquisition and growth.
All clients meet with their coach for an initial assessment of school and work goals and to identify current barriers to success. Sessions often occur weekly and focus on building skills related to clients’ personal goals, in addition to improving skills such as time management, organization, problem-solving, communication, and self-advocacy.
- Organization and Time Management
- Study Techniques
- Self-Advocacy Skills
- A Space for Schoolwork
- Job Hunting
- Resume Editing and Cover Letter Writing
- Mock Interviews
- On-the-job support
Coaching may help with
- Facilitating communication with middle/high school or college disability offices
- Getting through a tough class
- Finding an internship or a job
- Applying to college
- Developing individualized education plans
- Learning new study skills
MindLamp and Coaching
The CEDAR Coaching Program collaborates with the Division of Digital Psychiatric at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center.
MindLamp is an app that is used to provide different mental health services virtually. We use the app in session and out of session to provide unique activities that may help clients reach their educational and vocational goals.